It's kind of like asking someone who won the lottery how they did it. I'd been playing for two years, and suddenly, it just happened.
As far as I can tell, there are only two ways to get a job overseas (at least in advertising):
- Transfer within the network.
- Get a headhunter.
I came to Geneva by way of the former. Because I was interested in going overseas, I was also pursuing via the latter, and had a couple opportunities in Dubai that would have been awesome as fallbacks.
But in either case it's a right place/right time kind of thing. (Not unlike getting a job stateside.)
If any of you expat readers have any other advice, I'd love to hear it, post it and share it.